Julie Fabing Burleson and Suzy Vinson Nettles feel that the kitchen is just another place for kids to flex their creativity. They opened Young Chefs Academy to provide kids aged 3–18 with cooking programs targeted to preschoolers and kindergarteners, elementary schoolers, and older kids ready for trickier techniques and intricate recipes. Regardless of a student’s age, he or she is always taught the pillars of home cooking, including how to be safe in the kitchen, how to properly handle and prepare food, how to bake, and how to talk down an oven that constantly overheats. While participating in the entertaining cooking lessons, kids may not even realize that each class also allows them to practice their math, reading-comprehension, and communication skills.
Designed to grant car owners access to exceptional maintenance while introducing them to new, reliable area businesses, the 757 VIP Card arms holders with more than $700 worth of vehicular services, none of which will ever expire. A series of seven oil changes performed by ASE-certified technicians include the draining of spent fluids, the funneling in of up to 5 quarts of clean oil, and the installation of a protective new filter, all of which keep engines humming like a forgetful Broadway singer. The card also treats cars to their next three Virginia-state inspections along with two tire rotations to rectify wobbly wheels. With the 757 VIP Card, car owners also earn supplementary discounts on services such as tune-ups, brake jobs, and tire work.
Although national events tend to dominate the media landscape, local news sources keep people plugged in to their communities. With a purview that covers the goings-on of Williamsburg to Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads Magazine gives invaluable insight into local happenings, weighing in on neighborhood schools and area doctors or spreading the word about upcoming film festivals and theater performances. Regular restaurant features profile intriguing culinary personalities or divulge a simple recipe from one of the local chefs. Once a year, the magazine solicits readers to vote on the region's most iconic businesses in more than 120 different categories, publishing the public's choices for best burger, best travel agency, and best bookstore built entirely from copies of War and Peace.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
The soiree-furbishing professionals at Party Perfect lead clients through their comprehensive selection of rentable event items during a complimentary consultation that enables party visions to become a reality. The pros can deliver, set up, and break down tents, operate heating equipment onsite, or lend an expert hand to the more technical aspects of event planning with services that help every celebration run more smoothly. Accents such as bouncy houses, red carpets, and dance floors encourage mirthful locomotion at get-togethers, while flatware, linens, and party lighting add the finishing touches to birthday parties or comedic roasts of parole officers.
Timeless Moments Photographic Art's photographers stand out thanks to the uncommon amenities they provide at photo shoots. Among these are kid-friendly photo-shoot themes, such as A Day in the Country or Un Jour A Paris, which have whimsical set pieces, props, and backgrounds. The photographers also travel to noted local sites for on-location shoots, aiming their lenses at subjects framed by Fort Story or Norfolk Botanical Garden and lit by natural light. To avoid interruptions from feral casting directors, subjects can hold shoots in a private park or in their own home.